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Strong Time-Consistency in the Cartel-versus-Fringe Model

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  • Groot, A.M.
  • Withagen, C.A.A.M.
  • Zeeuw, A.J. de

    (Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research)

Abstract

In the seventies and eighties, the theory of exhaustible natural resources developed a branch, which was called the cartel-versus-fringe model, to characterize markets with one large coherent cartel and a big number of small suppliers named the fringe.It was considered appropriate to use the von Stackelberg solution concept but because solutions could only be derived in an open-loop framework time-inconsistency resulted.This paper solves time-inconsistency in the cartel-versus-fringe model and provides the feedback von Stackelberg equilibrium for all cost configurations.

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Paper provided by Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research in its series Discussion Paper with number 1996-22.

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Date of creation: 1996
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Handle: RePEc:dgr:kubcen:199622

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Keywords: natural resources; cartels; game theory; consistency;

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